Special Events

On the Yahara partners with organizations around the Madison area that share our vision and acknowledge the importance of nature, wellness, and self-care. Together, we are committed to bringing you special programs and workshops that will help you connect with yourself, nature, and your writing.

Here is everything that we have coming up. As we make new partnerships, we will continue to add events so make sure to bookmark this page and check back often!

Mary Oliver & the Art of Observation in Nature

In partnership with the UW-Arboretum

This four-week nature poetry class is meant for participants who want to regularly write nature poetry. We will look at a variety of nature writing but focus on two poetry and essay collections by Mary Oliver. We will cover four thematic observation techniques that can enhance the ability to write spontaneously and regularly. Instructor: Troy Hess. Free. Sign up for any or all sessions. October 2, 9, 16 and 23.

An invitation to the virtual event will be sent separately to the email you provide when you sign up.